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2 ISAF choppers crash, 2 killed

2 ISAF choppers crash, 2 killed

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May 28, 2012 - 15:57

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Two foreign soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during an operation in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon, said the alliance on Monday.

According to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) statement two of their helicopters crashed in eastern Afghanistan on the same day, but there were no causalities in one of the mishap.

However, ISAF did not pinpoint the exact location nor revealed the nationality of the dead soldiers, in line with its policy.

“The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash,” said ISAF statement.

The aircrew and passengers from the first ill-fated chopper were safely transported to a nearby ISAF’s military base.

The two soldiers lost their lives in the second crash.

ISAF has start its probe to determine what led to both the crashes in the eastern part of the country. 

Meanwhile, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman claimed responsibility for the incident, saying they have targeted a foreign troops’ chopper in the Narkh district of central Maidan Wardak province.

He added that all the soldiers on board have been killed in the crash.

Basically Maidan Wardak is located in the central part of the country, however ISAF terms it as an eastern province.

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